Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Land of the Lost

It's been a while since I last posted, a fact that has been niggling away at me. In an effort to turn over a new and more productive leaf I am going to commit to posting something every day for the month of June and we'll just see where this leads us. As I want to post every day I will warn all those who are still reading my blog (are there any such people? I mean, besides my mom?) that the topics of discussion will stray away from THE CHILDREN from time to time. Which might actually make it a little more interesting, who knows?

So here is the topic for today: Should I dye my hair?

I know, it's really more of a question than a "topic", but feel free to chime in and leave your opinions. Here are my thoughts and counterthoughts:

1. I want to be BLONDE! Or, maybe not truly BLONDE!, but at least lighter than I am now. I'm thinking this will help to disguise the ever growing number of grey hairs and thus make me look more young and vibrant. Like something out of an Anthropologie catalogue.
REBUTTAL: I'm not sure a lighter color will really help with the inevitable greying of my pate. And besides, even if my hair was lighter I would still not look like the young, vibrant image I have in my head. She weighs about 100 lbs less and has better cheek bones.

2. It's just hair. It will grow back. Why not have fun?
REBUTTAL: Yes, it will grow back but I always underestimate just how long and *painful* that process is. We're talking years.

3. Don't be so serious. Be wild. Be daring.
REBUTTAL: Wild and daring are both good (not that serious is bad, mind you). But is coloring my hair really a good measure of this? Or is it just vanity? Is this a behavior I want my children, especially my girls, to see me practice? Doesn't it just reek of dissatisfaction with myself? Not exactly a positive attitude. Perhaps the more daring and wild thing would be to flaunt society's notion of what constitutes a "beautiful" woman and go with what I've got. Perhaps I have better things to do with my time and energy?

As I said, feel free to share your opinions. Although, I might have just talked myself out of it. Sigh.


bbc said...

You're beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Just go for some subtle highlights Jenn. Just a shade or two lighter than your natural color! Not too heavy or streaky on the color! It's the hairdresser in me!

And just so you know you're not mirrors are all messed up too......they clearly do not reflect the person I see when my eyes are closed!

Can't wait to meet you, Big B and the kidlets!

JayJay said...

I agree with all of your arguments for doing it, but it's so hard to upkeep a full head of blonde. Unless of course you are all white-haired like my mom (which you are not). Can you do something bold and fun that will be less work? Personally, I was thinking I should get some fun, chunky, funky-colored highlights. You know, like pink or something. I probably won't ever get around to it, but imagine the look of horror on my hubby's face. ;)